Ninfield

Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) met for their Summer Cream Tea on the afternoon of Friday, June 13. Despite the ominous date, everyone was is a party mood. The attendance was at record levels, having both members and a handful of guests and two new members. The tea was superb, with fruit scones and a choice of homemade cakes. There were prizewinning examples, consisting of a superb chocolate sponge, a wonderful Lemon Drizzle Cake and a Mary Berry Tea Cake. It was certainly not a day to watch the calories as in addition, there was cream and a selection of jams to go with the fruit scones. As always, tea at club meetings is served on bone china plates, cups and saucers making the tea a rather special occasion. Before the tea, the members enjoyed a topical quiz, with one or two difficult questions to try to prevent a tiebreak. If you are interested in joining in a group of jolly and very friendly ladies, why not go along as a visitor, to Hooe Village Hall (Opposite the Red Lion Pub) on the second Friday afternoon of each month (August excepted) the cost is just £2, which includes the afternoon tea. There is also a bring-and-buy table, which is always stocked with bargains, and a raffle in which you can win prizes worth far more than you would normally expect, for an investment of just 50p. If you would like more details of the clubs activities, contact the Social Organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 and she will be pleased to welcome you.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, June 21 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50p.m. - 2.35p.m.

Ninfield, Coombe shaw (off Manchester Road), 2.50p.m. - 3.25p.m.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40p.m. - 4.05p.m.

St Mary’s, Ninfield, are holding a Longest Day Summer fete tomorrow, June 21. 12 noon - 2.30 p.m. in the Reading Room and Rectory garden, Church Lane. A variety of stalls including Cakes, Produce, Plants and Crafts, Bric-a-brac, Books, Tombola, and Raffle. BBQ lunch plus a drink, Games to enjoy and hopefully some lovely summer weather. They look forward to seeing there.

1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding their Summer Jumble Sale on Saturday, June 28, 2-4 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. You are invited to drop your jumble off on Friday, June 27 after 7 p.m. or on Saturday, June 28 after 8.30 a.m. Alternatively, if you would like your jumble collected during the week prior, please contact Dick Creasey on 07970559226, or Rosemary Cooper on 01424 892681. The group look forward to seeing you there to search for bargains, have a go at the raffle and enjoy some refreshments.

The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, July 2. This is at Bexhill Fire Station at 7.30 p.m., every first Wednesday in the month. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Team Leader, Mike Dean on 07970024135.

Ninfield Parish Council are meeting on July 5, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. All residents of Ninfield are invited to attend.

St Oswald’s Church are holding their annual Garden Party on July 5, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Hooe Silver Band will entertain with refreshments, cake stall and raffle.

Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Café Church Family Service for all ages, will include freshly baked croissants, jams & coffee / tea; & activities for young people; on Sunday, July 6, 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. They will be pleased to see you.

Ninfield Flower Group meet on Monday, July 7, commencing at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. They welcome Gaenor Circus with her demonstration entitled “Ancient and Modern”. Non-members are welcome for a small charge of £4,00 which includes refreshments. All floral arrangements demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening.

Ninfield’s Got Talent returns on Friday, July 11. If you would like to enter, please contact Sami Guard on 893669 or email: smanthaguard@btinternet.com by June 30. Big cash prizes are to be won! After the competition, there will be a disco until midnight, and of course the bar and bbq will be at full tilt! Entrance £2.50 Adults, Children £1.

It’s Ninfield Carnival on July 12. This years theme is ‘Children’s T.V. Programmes’. You don’t have to have a float as walking processions are welcome too. Cups and rosettes are given for best in each category. The procession starts at midday. Along with the usual craft stalls and refreshment tents, there will be a car boot sale and a range of games for the teenagers like Bungee Run! Also, in the smaller marquee, for the first time there will be “The Great Ninfield Bake-off”... get your recipes sorted and join in the fun, look out for posters and info! There will also be a Tractor Pull competition, so if you’ve got a team in mind, come and record a Tractor Pull time on a set course. The Evening event will be dancing to the sounds of the band “Sarah G and the Other Three”, and there will be a Cabaret in the break performed by residents and based on Animal Magic and The Jungle Book - come and see if you can recognise anyone! The Bar and BBq will again be in full swing, - Entrance for the evening is £5 for Adults, Children £2. 50. As always, the Carnival Committee is asking for help. Anyone who is interested in giving a little time in the Tea Tent, on a Stall or Game, Marshalling or selling Raffle Tickets, please contact Sami on on 893669 or email: smanthaguard@btinternet.com, or see the list of jobs in the Village Post Office.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on July 17, 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. This months talk is ‘The De La Warr Family’ by Julian Porter. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email ken.ffoulkes@which.net or see their Website/Facebook page: www.ninfieldhistorygroup.org / http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ninfield-Local-History-Group/206758869459743.

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: www.pamdoodes.com / www.ninfield.webplus.net.

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (www.ninfield.org.uk):

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30a.m. Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00a.m. Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15a.m. Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30 p.m. except the first Sunday of the month, where they hold a Family Service at 10.30 a.m.

June 22, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Pruden

June 29, Worship & Praise with Mr David Hanson

July 6, Cafe service (family) with Mrs M. Bickerdale

July 13, Worship & Praise with Revd. Neville Barnett

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: nhvillagevoice@hotmail.com.

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close